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Title: Investigation of optical and electrical properties of amorphous Se{sub 95−x}S{sub x}Zn{sub 5}(x=0.2, 2, 5 and 10) thin films

In this study, we reported that the optical and electrical analysis of amorphous Se{sub 90-x}S{sub x}Zn{sub 5} (x=0.2, 2, 5, 10) thin films. Bulk samples of the investigated material were prepared by melt quenching technique. Thin films of ~ 300nm thickness were deposited on cleaned glass substrates by thermal evaporation technique. The morphological study of the investigated material in powder form carried out by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) confirms the disorder of the material increases at lower sulfur doping (up to 5%) whereas at higher (S) doping (10%) the defects of the material decreases. The optical parameters were estimated from optical absorption spectra data measured from UV-Vis-spectrophotometer in the wavelength range 200-900 nm. It was found that the value of optical band gap (E{sub g}) of the investigated thin films decreases up to lower S doping and increases at higher (S) doping. The other optical parameters such as absorption coefficient (α) and extinction coefficient (K) increases up to lower S doping and decreases at higher S doping. This remarkable change in the values of optical parameters was interpreted on the basis of model proposed by Davis and Mott. Electrical parameters of the investigated thin films were carried out in the temperaturemore » range 309-370 K. Analysis of data shows activation energy decreases with the increase of concentration of (S) increases up to 5% and at 10% it increases again.« less
Authors:
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  1. Department of physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488838
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1675; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: AMRP-2015: 4. national conference on advanced materials and radiation physics, Longowal (India), 13-14 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; ACTIVATION ENERGY; AMORPHOUS STATE; CONCENTRATION RATIO; DATA ANALYSIS; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; EVAPORATION; POWDERS; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SPECTROPHOTOMETRY; SUBSTRATES; THIN FILMS; ZINC SELENIDES; ZINC SULFIDES